gold in the placers, though generally low grade and fine grained, con stitutes one of the largest resources of gold in New Mexico. LOCATION, ACCESS, AND POPULATION The Jicarilla Mountains constitute an area of about 54 square miles in Lincoln County, south central New Mexico, between lat 33° 47' N.
Placer Gold Deposits of New Mexico. February 2019 by Chris Ralph. While a large number of locations have yielded some placer gold, most of the states placer production has come from a few productive districts. Online access required.
Placer Gold deposits in New Mexico. Placer gold deposits were an important source of gold in New Mexico prior to 1902, but placer production after 1902 has been minor. The earliest reports of placer mining were in the 1600s along the northern Rio Grande. In 1828, large placer deposits were found in the Ortiz Mountains in Santa Fe County (Old ...
Most placer gold deposits in New Mexico are derived from gold bearing mineralized areas in Tertiary intrusive rocks, and occur in gravels of alluvial fans, gulches, and rivers adjacent to the source. A few deposits are derived from gold bearing Pre
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